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JobSeeker and JobKeeper payment extensions

The JobSeeker and JobKeeper programs will be extended beyond their existing September deadlines, albeit with reductions in payments. JobSeeker Since March, the maximum $550 a fortnight JobSeeker has been effectively doubled to about $1100 a fortnight with the introduction of the coronavirus supplement. From September 25, the supplement will fall to $250 a fortnight, taking …

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Gradual Return to Mutual Obligation Requirements

As announced by Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, mutual obligation requirements will recommence in a limited capacity from Tuesday 9 June 2020. This gradual approach to the reintroduction of compulsory mutual obligation requirements will support job seekers to engage with employment services and adjust to mutual obligations requirements …

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Finding Work in the Australian Jobs Market factsheet

A factsheet for job seekers is now available – to provide advice and tips on finding employment based on the department’s Vacancy Report and Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Insights. Key insights for job seekers include: ​stay updated on jobs and sectors in demand know where to find job opportunities understand your transferrable skills be ready to apply online. …

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Short, online courses open now for job seekers who have lost their job due to COVID-19

Job seekers who are have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and who are looking to upskill or retrain now have access to short, online courses in the high-demand areas of nursing, teaching, health, IT and science. Courses are heavily discounted for students, and payment can be deferred through HECS-HELP for those who are eligible. …

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